Category DIY Materials & Resources

Sustainable textile favourites: Wool & Alpaca

For warmth in the colder months, nothing beats the warmth of wool, and it is also a good sustainable textile to include in your wardrobe. Not all wool is made equal though, on the sustainability stakes nor on the ethics. Generally, if the wool comes from small artisanal farms, traditional farming methods, or certified organic farms, these are the best ways to ensure that your wool stacks up the best

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Slow Fashion DIY Courses to Learn to Create your own Wardrobe

[pinterest] Creating your own wardrobes can be the perfect way to control the sustainability of what you wear. Whether you learn to sew, knit or crochet, there is a wealth of sustainable materials at your disposal- recycled yarns, organic fibres and fabrics, or repurposing your old clothing or thrift store finds. Learning some basics skills can also improve your confidence for mending or adjusting the clothes you already own, enabling

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Colour Therapy: The Warmth of Mustard

[pinterest] Mustard seems to be a colour I can’t get enough of at the moment. And last season that was easy- mustard was very on trend. But on trend or not, I still love the colour. Indeed, for a wardrobe to be sustainable it is important that the colours you choose will endure and you will continue to love them. This is why you don’t see me featuring neon on

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Mending Kit: A simple sewing kit for basic mending

[pinterest] When you are new to sewing it can be a little overwhelming knowing where to start or what to stock your sewing box with. Mending your existing clothing can be a great place to begin learning basic sewing skills, before you are game to tackle a whole garment for yourself. Learning the basics of mending is the simplest and most cost effective way to improving the sustainability of your

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Slow designer – Alabama Chanin

[pinterest] US company Alabama ChaninĀ is an industry leader when it comes to slow fashion and ethical and sustainable clothing manufacture and design. The company markets a range of basics along with exquisite hand embroidered couture items which draw upon the skills of the traditional quilting craftswomen from the region. The company firmly believes in revitalising local industry and has created a market for locally grown organic cotton coloured with low

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